Monday, July 25, 2011

Drawing 1 Class - Day 12

Final drawing. Charcoal on Canson, two days. Pick six spatially related objects from the pile and draw and shade them.

Drawing 1 Class - Day 11


Ok, this is one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, art-wise. It was frustrating and time consuming but I'm happy with the results.

Charcoal on Canson, two days.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Drawing I Class - Day 10

Shading for plane change, charcoal on white paper, one day.

The purpose of this drawing was to practice our ability to make minute changes in shading with a limited number of pencils. Each plane was to be shaded differently.

Drawing 1 Class - Day 9

Shading for light, drawing 2, charcoal on Canson, two days.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Drawing 1 Class - Day 8

Midterm drawing, with charcoal.

Drawing 1 Class - Day 7

Shading for light, drawing 1. This drawing was also a two-day event, and our first foray into charcoal. Previous drawings were done with graphite.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Drawing I Class - Day 6

Shading for form:

Drawing 1 Class - Day 5

Class 5, which was really two days, was all about perspective. We were required to draw a hallway at the college with correct proportion and angle based on our perspective. I was sitting to the right of center in this particular hallway, which made it a bit more challenging:

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Drawing 1 Class - Day 4

The focus for this class was negative space:
There is a ladder and a stool in the background with another stool coming out of the ladder toward the viewer.

Drawing 1 Class - Day 3

Day 3 focused on circles and ovals. We were required to draw three "pouring-vessels" (aka, jars) in correct proportion.

Jar 1:
Jar 2 (which is really a watering can):

And Jar 3 (which my mother should recognize, she gave it to me :) ):

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Drawing 1 Class - Day 2

On day 2 we did a number of contour drawings. If you're not familiar, contour drawings are done by drawing the outline of your subject while following the outline with your eyes, very little looking at your paper, no measuring for proportion.

Here is my contour drawing of my left hand with object:
These are blind contours (no looking at the paper):

This is a wrong handed (for me left-handed) contour:

And these are my figure contours:

Drawing I Class - Day 1

This summer I took a Drawing I class at the local college. I'll be posting my class-by-class drawings over the next few days. Today....the FIRST class.

Giving us no instruction, our instructor provided us one pencil and a sheet of white paper and asked us to draw the still life in front of us:
After 30 minutes of instruction on measuring and proportion, he asked as to redraw the same still life:
He kept both of these drawings until the end of class. So that we could compare where we are with where we were.

Sunday, July 3, 2011


The universe speaks...

After nearly six months of disuse and accumulation, I clean off my studio tables to find this on the underlying paper covering...
You're welcome. I'm glad you're clean now too.

So, in the last six (uhm, plus) months, I've missed blogging the following:

Hosting Thanksgiving

December Daily Album

Hosting Christmas

Winter semester (yuck!)

Spring Break house projects

Dina Wakely classes

Tim Holtz classes


Severe family illness

Continued infertility

Drawing classes

That should catch me up. I may try and get some photos posted this holiday weekend. Hope everyone has a safe and happy Fourth!